I read this a while back, and have been meaning to post it. This eloquently states how I felt about things when I was in China. Even though I was on the other side of the world- I felt closer to many of you because LJ was banned, and I had to spend the time to write you real letters (e-mails). Even though I was on the other side of the freaking world, I became closer to some of you guys. I know I've said this before, but I think we've taken forgranted all the modes of communication we have, and we don't utilize them to actually build on our friendships.
Meaningful friendships require quality time. Not just a tweet. Not just a LJ comment every now and then. Not just a facebook wall post. Just wanted to remind everyone of that. I know I haven't been the best at this either, but it's just something to keep in mind.